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World Cup Special: 8 quick-fix recipes you totally must try

July 03, 2014 10:58 IST

World Cup Special: 8 quick-fix recipes you totally must try

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Aditi Bose

Staying up late to watch the World Cup matches? Whip up these delicious treats to satisfy your late-night cravings.

Loved our World Cup snack recipes (here and here)?

Also see: Hic hic hurray! Knockout cocktails for the soccer season!

Here are some more:


Cold Sesame Noodles

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2-3 tbsp soya sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp sesame seed
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
  • Oil for stir frying
  • Boiled noodles
  • Any leftover meat or boiled vegetable from the fridge (optional)

Method

  • Melt butter in a pan and add vinegar, soya sauce, honey and coconut milk.
  • Add half a cup of water and put on low flame.
  • Stir well for a few minutes, bring it to a boil and keep it aside.
  • In a pan add a little oil and roast the sesame seeds. Keep aside
  • Add boiled noodles to the coconut milk mixture. Cook on a low flame so that it takes in all the flavour.
  • Add the meat/ vegetable, if any, and stir for a few minutes.
  • Remove from the flame. Add the roasted sesame seeds.
  • Wrap the bowl with an aluminium foil and refrigerate it.
  • Take it out when the game kicks off and then dig in!

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Image: Cold Sesame Noodles
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Fried Sausage and Pepper

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 red pepper cut into strips
  • 1/2 green pepper cut into strips
  • 1 packet of cocktail sausages
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or any other vegetable oil)
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp salt

Method

  • In a flat-bottomed pan, heat oil, add salt, oregano, tomato sauce, onion and garlic.
  • Keep the flame at minimum.
  • Stir till the onions are tender.
  • Add the pepper strips. Stir well
  • Add the sausages.
  • Once the sausages begin to turn brownish, remove pan from flame.
  • Relish them hot while you enjoy the match

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Vegetable Wrap

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Ingredients

  • Leftover chapatis (Indian flat bread) 
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 chopped cucumber
  • 1 chopped carrot 
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper

Method

  • Wash the carrot and spinach and boil in a pan till they turn tender.
  • Strain out the excess water.
  • Add the chopped tomato and cucumber to the boiled carrot and spinach.
  • In a bowl, add a little water to the mustard powder to make a paste.
  • Add the paste to the vegetables.
  • Add salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Place a spoonful of this vegetable mixture in the centre of the chapati. 
  • Add a generous helping of the grated cheese.
  • Roll up the chapati and enjoy the penalty kicks!

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Image: Vegetable Wrap
Photographs: Mike Linksvayer/Creative Commons
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Scrambled Peas on Toast

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup green peas 
  • 4 to 5 eggs
  • 7 to 8 slices of bread
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • Oil

Method

  • Boil the peas in water with a pinch of salt.
  • Strain out the water and mash using a fork.
  • In a bowl crack the eggs.
  • Add a little salt and pepper and whisk well.
  • In a pan heat some oil and pour the egg slowly while stirring constantly so that they get scrambled.
  • Lower the flame and add the mashed peas.
  • Stir for half a minute and remove from flame.
  • Toast the bread slices.
  • Top the toasted bread slices with the egg and pea mixture.
  • Drizzle the above with olive oil if you wish.
  • Enjoy while they're still warm.

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Photographs: Collage with image by Su Yin Khoo/Creative Commons
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Mini Cheese Burger

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Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium sized boiled potatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 4-5 tbsp of melted butter
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard powder (add water to form a paste)
  • 5-6 cheese cubes grated
  • 5 mini burger buns
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • A pinch of oregano

Method

  • Take the buns and slice each down the centre. Keep aside.
  • Mash the boiled potatoes.
  • Add the chopped onion, butter, cheese, salt, pepper and oregano. Mix well.
  • Spread tomato sauce evenly on both insides of each bun.
  • Add a dollop of the potato mixture on one side and smooth it out evenly.
  • Cover it with the other half of the bun.
  • Your mini cheese burger is ready!

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Maggi Pizza

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Ingredients

  • 1 packet of Masala Maggi
  • Pizza base (Get the thin crust base)
  • 4-5 tbsp of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander

Method

  • Boil the noodles and then add the masala.
  • Let it cook to make it slightly soggy and let all the water dry up.
  • Take the pizza base and cut it into triangular pieces.
  • Spread tomato sauce on each piece.
  • Add the maggi on each piece.
  • Garnish it with grated cheese.
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander. 
  • Put it into the microwave for less than a minute (just enough to let the cheese melt)
  • Serve/ eat hot!

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Image: Maggi Pizza
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Peanut Papad and Mango Dip

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Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 papads
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 10-12 fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/3 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 ripe mango
  • A pinch of chilli powder
  • A pinch of salt

Method

  • Take the papads and roast them in the microwave one at a time (one minute per papad should be enough)
  • Chop the coriander, onion and tomato as finely as you can and put them in a bowl.
  • Add salt and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Add salted peanuts.
  • Cover and keep aside.
  • Cut the mango and scoop out the pulp.
  • Add a pinch of chilli powder and blend it to get the thick paste.
  • pour it in a small bowl.
  • On a plate, place the roasted papads and spread the peanut mixture over it.
  • Enjoy the spicy papad with yummy mango dip.

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Image: Peanut Papad and Mango Dip
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Banana Chips and Cottage Cheese Dip

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Ingredients

  • 2 bananas (not fully ripe; choose the greenish yellow ones)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper

Method

  • Slice bananas into slightly thick pieces.
  • In a pan, heat a little oil and fry the banana slices over very low heat.
  • Remove from flame and keep aside.
  • Take cottage cheese and cream and blend it into a smooth paste.
  • Pour it in a bowl. Add salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Enjoy the crisp banana fries with the cottage cheese dip.

 


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